Video Game Music Documentary – From Red Bull

We love video game music in all it’s synthetic glory.  At last someone has made a documentary about the people who invented this genre, and what effect it has had on modern day music.  From the Red Bull Music Academy –  the music of video games played more in our households growing up than any […]

The Fun Theory – Piano Stairs

We found this really fun video on the Fun Theory website.  It’s an initiative sponsored by Volkswagen to see if we can change people’s behaviour through making it fun.  ”Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers.  Few people actually […]

Europe In 8 Bits documentary – Old Skool Music Creation

  Europe In 8 Bits is a great documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore […]

How To Make An Audio Logo – Twenty Twelve style…

A client comes in to hear the work you’ve been working on for their audio branding, and then immediately makes a suggestion that sounds exactly like the Intel mnemonic… A sporting replay of BAFTA award winning comedy Twenty Twelve. Siobhan Sharpe is keen for the Olympics to have sonic branding or an audio logo. She […]

3D Printing Records

We at MTN noticed this recent innovation in 3D printing.  It seems that record labels are trying to make a physical comeback.  Vinyl record sales are rising, as collectors are demanding vinyl LPs again.  There is a new method being developed – converting MP3 files into a vinyl record, created with a 3D printer.   […]

Classical Music Can Be Fun – Salut Salon “Competitive Foursome”

We love what these four women have done with their take on Classical music.  Competitive behaviour is normally associated with rock  or country music – who can play the loudest or the fastest… In this funny clip these four phenomenally talented players attempt to outdo each other – the pianist even does the Mozart upside […]

Instrumental Dictionary – Distortion

We at MTN spend a lot of time thinking about music – listening to it, composing it, playing it… What we’ve noticed is that we each have our own relationship with the sounds of various instruments. This ranges from the love we have for the instruments we play, all the way down to our petty […]

Interview With TV Producer: Kirsten Kates

Welcome to the second in our series of interviews with UK advertising TV producers – the people who make the commercials, sponsorship spots and marketing films happen.  Last time we posted an interview with Gemma Crawley.  This time we talk to: Kirsten Kates is a really experienced TV producer for the advertising industry having worked […]

Pentatonix – Evolution of Music A cappella

We wanted everyone to see American A cappella group Pentatonix’s mind blowing video called the ‘Evolution of Music’.  They give snippets of well known songs from the middle ages all the way through to the 2000s  – see how many songs you can guess.. We love these guys and the amount of control they exert […]

The Vendor Client Relationship – In The Real World

Now we’re not saying that all our clients are like this – far from it, but when you see a video like this that takes the rules of doing business in the media industry and apply them to the real world, it really puts things in a different light! We thought this was a good […]